Summer Internship Opportunities

Community Organizing + Storytelling

Summer Internship June - August 2017

Create Forward is seeking a creative, resourceful, self-starter seeking an opportunity to hone their skills as a community organizer. This intern will support the roll out of a national participatory storytelling project on mass incarceration called MASS STORY LAB. Mass Story Lab will travel to 20 U.S cities grappling with the impact of mass incarceration. The Community Organizing + Design intern will support the Create Forward team in reaching these communities.

To learn more about Mass Story Lab visit: http://www.massstorylab.com

Community Organizing Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • Drafting communications with community partners
  • Attend meetings and conference calls and maintain meeting minutes
  • Maintain a national calendar of upcoming Mass Story Lab dates
  • Research on community demographics and local policy around criminal justice reform in local cities in preparation for Mass Story events
  • Assist with development of digital tools for community engagement and storytelling
  • Maintain a strong social media presence for the project
  • Identify target cities and potential partner organizations and assist with outreach
  • Support local partners as they plan their Mass Story Lab events
  • Organize and archive content generated from each Mass Story Lab

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Resourceful and energized by working at a start-up company
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice with a particular interest in criminal justice reform
  • Some facilitation and program development experience is helpful
  • A background in storytelling and/or creative writing is helpful
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Keynote, and SquareSpace
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Must have your own laptop

Unique Professional Development Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship but the professional growth opportunity is priceless.

  • Expand your professional network by attending meetings and events with senior staff.
  • Have monthly 1:1 coaching sessions with Chief Creative Strategist that focus on your professional development goals.
  • Receive $50 to attend a workshop or training of your choice.
  • Opportunity to develop program development and facilitation experience.

Commitment:

Schedule is flexible. Interns are expected to commit to 15-hr per week, June - August 2017

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to marissa@create-forward.com. You do not need to be a current student . No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply is April 28th.

 

Communications and Social Media Intern

 

Communications and Social Media Intern

Summer 2017

Create Forward is seeking a creative, resourceful, self-starter seeking an opportunity to hone their skills as an emerging communications professional. This internship is ideal for someone passionate about community development and social justice. The right candidate will support the delivery of our multiplatform communications strategy and develop a strong portfolio of projects that will propel them forward professionally (so no getting coffee and doing mindless grunt work).

Create Forward is an emerging social impact firm with a growing client portfolio that includes major cultural institutions, foundations, universities, and a national humanities network. We are a learning organization and seek creative thinkers who want to work collaboratively to generate new projects and internal systems that constantly improve the quality of work in communities.

 

Communications intern will be responsible for the following:

·      Research content for blogs and social media posts

·      Assist with maintaining editorial calendar

·      Schedule social media posts and make minor updates to the CF website

·      Generate content for bi-weekly email newsletter

·      Write blog posts profiling community initiatives

·      Create something new: take on one project of your own that helps to advance the company’s mission. This is your opportunity to build your professional portfolio and leave your mark on the company.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

·      Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

·      Resourceful and energized by working at a start-up company;

·      Demonstrated commitment to social justice;

·      Demonstrated knowledge of effective social media engagement as a personal and business development strategy;

·      Proficient use of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and/or other photo editing software;

·      Proficient use of Microsoft Office and Keynote;

·      Proficient use of Mailchimp

·      Can navigate Squarespace websites;

·      Ability to work independently with limited supervision;

 

Unique Professional Development Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship but the professional growth opportunity is priceless.

·      Expand your professional network by attending meetings and events with senior staff;

·      Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions that focus on your professional development goals;

·      Receive $50 to attend a workshop or training of your choice.

Commitment:

Schedule is flexible. Interns are expected to commit to 12-hr per week. Internship runs from June -August  2017

 How to Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter. Be sure to include 2 writing samples, at least one must be online via a blog or online news platform. You do not need to be a current student.

Email to piper@create-forward.com No phone calls please.

Deadline April 28th